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B5281G – IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced: Author Self-Service Reports (v10.2)


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2 Days Course

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IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced: Author Self-Service Reports (V10.2) is a two-day instructor-led training course. This course will develop the skills the participants will need to use IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced to create effective reports with relational and dimensional data. Through interactive demos and workshops, this course will present topics related to creating reports with IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced for the business author.


Overview of IBM Cognos BI

describe IBM Cognos BI and FPM describe IBM Cognos BI components describe IBM Cognos architecture at a high level define IBM Cognos groups and roles explain how to extend IBM Cognos BI

Examine IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced

identify the user interface components of IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced launch IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced through different methods determine browser options

Create a Report using Relational Data

explain Relational Data explain object types define report layouts add data query items Use calculations

Create a Report using Dimensional Data

explain Dimensional Data explore drill down and drill up with hierarchies identify sets define Financial reports

Group and Sort Your Data

define sorting (relational and dimensional) explain aggregated data explore grouping data explore dividing data into sections

Filter Your Data

understand suppression options explore filtering data (relational and dimensional) explore filtering aggregated data

Highlight Report Data

explain query item properties use formatting to improve the visual effectiveness of reports use conditional styles to highlight query items on a report

Integrate External Data

examine the use of external data in reports map query subject from an enterprise report to external data

Analyze Data Using Charts and Graphs

review multiple data analysis processes implement a report for each process

Extend IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced Reports with Report Studio

identify IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced reports that can benefit from Report Studio capabilities create a report in Report Studio and open it in IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced create a report in IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced and extend it in Report Studio

Report Development Processes to Design Effective Reports

discuss phases of report development for business authors discuss elements of effective reports

Target Audience

This intermediate course is intended for Business Authors.


This offering is intended for Business Authors who have a knowledge of basic Windows and Web functionality, as well as their business requirements. Also, students should have taken the IBM Cognos BI for Consumers (V10.1) WBT or have knowledge of IBM Cognos Connection, and have experience with Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access.